my life & loves

The South African Tag!

Hazel from Closet Freedom, contacted me and asked me to participate in The South African Tag…unfortunately it has taken me a while to actually post this. Only because I was so busy stuffing my face over the festive period…oh how I love that time of year. Hazel altered the British Tag so that it’s Proudly South African, as we all know local is… Read more →

L'il Delights Christmas Mince Pies

L’Il Delights – best baked goods

I have been fortunate enough to have met one of the best bakers ever – Lisa Drummond…she co-owns a small baking business called L’Il Delights and as their name states, they make all sorts of sweet homemade treats and delights to order. About L’Il Delights I met Lisa through her sister-in-law, Chantal who happens to be one of my close friends. Since… Read more →


beauty tips with Bio-Oil

Bio‑Oil is a specialist skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It is also effective for aging and dehydrated skin. Its enhanced formulation, which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil™, also makes it highly effective for numerous other skin concerns, including ageing, dehydrated and sun burnt skin. I have been using Bio-Oil for… Read more →

the table of the baby shower cakes, savoury snacks and welcome drinks

planning a baby shower

One of my closest friends, Candice, asked myself and my another good friend, Ange (you might remember her as my baking buddy) to organise her baby shower. We were super excited to be organising this important event and decided to do all the décor and catering ourselves (I think if I knew then what I know now…I might not have done it… Read more →

My friend, Angelique Heyns-Anjinho and myself, Shelley Burt at the SecretEATS dinner

SecretEATS – an underground dining experience

Are you looking for something different to do it Joburg? Or do you want to meet new people? Either way, you should seriously consider signing up for a SecretEATS dinner, which is an underground dining experience. Every single secret dinner is different from the previous one, this is something that they guarantee. SecretEATS secure the best venues, hosts and chefs for each… Read more →

sweat1000 people participating in floor exercises

sweat1000 nicolway – review

I have previously blogged about joining GetFit Jozi (exercise challenge – getFit jozi) and yes, I am doing the next and final challenge for 2014, which starts on Monday 8th Sept. However, for this challenge I want to increase the number of days I exercise a week…my aim is to exercise five days a week instead of only three. I am… Read more →

a diagram of the ingredients of a happy home

a special recipe

Today, I thought I would share a different kind of recipe…a recipe for a happy home. I came across it online in my recipe inspiration search and then saw it again, on my cousin’s Facebook wall. I don’t know who the original the author is, but I love the message and reminder it provides! May it touch your lives as much… Read more →

photograph of the femme fatale boudoir team of ladies

lingerie inspired portrait photo shoot

For most photographers their worst fear is having to go in front of the camera…I can admit, I am no different! However…this was no ordinary photo shoot – it was for our new adventure – femme fatale boudoir. Very exciting! Anyway back to the photo shoot (if you want to read more about femme fatale…see my blog post). The idea/concept for the photo… Read more →